An eagle’s nest is so deep (how deep is it?) that if a human were standing in it, it would be waist-high. Or higher if you’re shorter. This example is based on a 6-foot tall person, so adjust accordingly to your height. Or we can cut to the chase and say that it’s 8-feet deep, 6-feet wide, and weighs hundreds of pounds. About the size of my trailer….
But that’s not the point. The point is, it’s one massive nest. And the kids kick the parents out! After birth and once they’re relatively self-sufficient, it’s a par-tay in the nest. Mom and Dad (who mate for life) are kicked out and live a mile or so away in a temporary dwelling. The kids basically destroy the nest with all their flailing and fun and it’s re-built the following year in the very same spot.
An eagle family chose the golf course where I was staying in the Poconos as their home. Perhaps they like the funny pants? Or simply that the Delaware River Highlands is one of the largest bald eagle wintering sites in North America. More eagles come here every year, partly because they return to the same areas where they “fledged.”
Sadly, no eagle sightings, but we got to see the nest without being pelted by golf balls, and that is an accomplishment.